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on efforts to break the jam in washington. >> reporter: top congressional leaders are expected to meet with president obama at the white house friday. this would be the group's first face-to-face meeting since november 16, and a last-minute chance to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. if no deal is reached, taxes will go up for nearly every american. senators reconvened thursday with tensions spilling over onto the floor. each side accused the other of stalling. >> speaker boehner is unwilling to negotiate. we've not heard a word from mcconnell. nothing is happening. >> the phone never rang. and so now here we are, five days from the new year. and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid skewered house speaker john boehner, charging he's more interested in his leadership position than in bipartisan legislation. >> the speaker's no. 1 goal is to get elected speaker on january 3. >> reporter: the two sides are at odds over tax cuts and spending. republicans say it's up to the democratically controlled senate and white house to reach an agreement. >>
. >> the bay area's newly elected congressman getting plenty of advice on his way to washington. what he says he can teach the old guard about compromise. >> new at 10, a police officer arrives home to find he's become a crime victim. three burglars caught in the act of stealing the policeman's guns. christin ayers on what happened next. >> reporter: police say burglaries in this area have become so widespread that even cops have become targets. >> we do have a lot of law enforcement folks that live in our city. they are the victims of burglaries. >> reporter: most recently last night. three burglars already ransacking a police officer ice home here in southeast ann tee job when the officer came home. >> interrupted the burglary and three subjects fled out of the back of the home. >> reporter: the officer chased them but was forced to stop when they fired a warning shot in the air. months ago an officer who lived in brentwood shot and injured a suspected burglar. it did not appear the officer in yesterday's burglary was targeted. >> it appears to be completely random. like many cities in the
in books at a library in washington state. >> three friends out to eat at the cameo club casino in stockton were shocked when they got their bill. and saw the word "fat girls". written on the recipt. immediately the women brought the check up to a manager. the manager tried to remedy the situation by offering them 50 percent off. but they say that isn't enough. >> i still cannot believe it, it was just over and over again. that is something that we cannot change. >> the man responsible for the words winding up on the check. was already off work by the time the womennow he is suspended while the casino reviews the incident. >> conventional wisdom says that bed bugs are found in beds. not books. as is the case in washington state. librarians at the university of washington were shocked to find that several of their library books were infested with the bugs. experts say that there has been a rise in bed bug cases across the country in recent years. >> we spoke with professionals that are treating and what we see in the u.s. is what date are calling professional are calling at least four times
the knot in washington state and we'll take you to their ceremonies. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts like now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello again everyone i'm heather holmes display day long search off the waters near vallejo has failed to turn up any sign of a missing man of the a coast guard search team and local law enforcement agencies combed the area near mare island. jade hernandez. >> reporter: vallejo police are in charge of this investigation and they have called off the search tonight and will reassess tomorrow if they crime scene back out to the water. i want it you to take a good look at this man's photo. he is 6'1, about 210 pounds with hazel eyes and has surgery scars on his forearm and chest. vallejo police immediately called the solano county dive rescue team after mattingly's son said he was last seen on mare island. first thing this morning his family contacted police. >> it has yet to be determined if anyone has fallen in the water, but in an abundance of caution we're trying to utilize all the resolutions
, washington, d.c. good for you. uh, churches, $1,600. here's sarah. sites corresponding to the tenth through final stations of the cross are within the church of the holy this-- another word for a tomb. it's been called christianity's most hallowed ground. what is sepulchre? churches, $2,000. what is the hagia sophia? let's go times past for $1,200, please. what are chariots? uh, times past, uh, $1,600. and you still have the lead. all right, um, i'll risk $2,000. $2,000 it is. here is the clue... uh, what is paris? no. the congress of vienna, the congress of vienna, after the defeat of napoléon. you are just off the lead now. you trail boomie by $400. go again. uh, times past, $2,000. what is wessex? you're in the lead again. uh, times past, $800. and that province would be que beth. uh, times past, $400. bec. beth. who is mao? fabrics for $800, please. what is burlap? fabrics ,200. what is crepe? fabrics for $2,000. what are the hebrides? fabric, $1,600. whatyon? you picked the right one, and now the last clue... what is the bark? and that puts you into a tie with beth for the lead. silas
of possession of such a magazine. >>> president barack obama is headed back to washington d.c. and just six days remain before our country goes over the fiscal cliff. here is more from our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: brian is congress does not act taxes will go up on all americans next tuesday. they are scheduled to get back to work for tomorrow morning which is when president barack obama's flight returns from hawaii but many are pest mystic he will reach -- pessimist particular they will reach the deadline. it is the republican controlled householding out. house speaker john boehner wants increase for those making only 1 million a year. they say it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not. >> if we allow that to happen it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional you are responsibility in a long time. >> reporter: some republicans are saying president barack obama will actually get his way if a fiscal cliff is not reached before the deadline, kyle la campbell, washington d.c. newsroom. >>> and in general delegations are not as crowded as the first ones. as
that -- uncertainty that fuels doubts, stops people from making decision. >> bud washington's top leader, house speaker john boehner, says there has been little progress. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> democrats show no signs of backing off from supporting the president's hard-line stance on raising the incomes tax rate for the rich. >> we democrats realize there have to about two sides to the bargain, but in 2011 we put both revenues and cuts on the table. >> but one republican senator revealed this week that tax increases might help solve america's debt crisis. so far the g.o.p. has stood imeps raising taxes. >> what we ought to be working on is the other 93%, because if you want to do what he wants on tax rates, you affect% of the deficit. we have spent ourselves into a hole and we're not going to raise taxes and borrow money and get out of it. so, will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. ago am -- >> ama: the federal government is planning for the poss
didn't get this done, i will see you next week. >> washington leaders leave hort holidays and leave a "fiscal cliff" compromise on -- leave for the holidays and leave a "fiscal cliff" compromise on hold. what's left to find common ground with only days to make a deal. >> a milestone for california's jobless. the new number and where unemployment is still double the national average. >> an annual pampering for the mom. ,,,,,,,, president and congress are headed home for vacation. t president did offer a finala for a resolution... cbs repr >>> 10 days until the country falls off the "fiscal cliff." washington is going home for christmas. tara mergener on the president's parting thoughts. >> reporter: president obama called on house speaker john boehner to come back to the negotiating table to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> as of today, i am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. >> reporter: the house did not even vote on speaker john boehner's proposed plan b because it didn't win enough republican support. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: the speaker says
. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app? >> scrabble. >> sometimes i want to yank that out of your hands. >> and all that matters. >> an endangered thin backed whale watched up on the breezy point section of queens. >> on "cbs this morning." >> i know he's smiling but that medal hanging around his neck there's a 40% chance he'll hang himself with it. captionin
in washington working. the members of house of represented or out watching movies, and watching the kids play soccer, basketball, and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told president i will be happy to look at what ever he proposes. a hard deadline. as i said this is the conversation we should of had to go. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more per year. republicans remain against any tax increases. >> most americans just wasn't begun. >> people are tired. >> islamic not reach a deal by january 1st many economists are concerned it could lead to another recession. >> ibm ed paine reporting. >> and other nationals former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at houston hospital this morning dealing with the stubborn fever. >> the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. >> the former president's chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including this " he would ask me to tell you to please put the cards back in the closet in cold. >> the 88 y
for the university system. >>> an historic day in washington state as same sex couples marry legal for the first time. >> we are now just a few weeks away from christmas, and the u.s. postal service is changing its service. it may help all of you procrastinators. >> a shooting on a california indian reservation leaves four people dead. the possible motive behind today's tragedy shooting. $ >>> we have developing news out of san francisco at this hour. police say two people, a man and a woman were found bound and gagged lying in the street in the bay view district this evening. both people were alive, but unconscious. the victims were discovered around 8:30 this evening, on brussels street, near manziel street. >>> today was the first day in washington state that same sex couples could legally marry. debra horn has more on the historic celebration. >> reporter: neither the gloom, nor the cold. >> the weather kind of sucks, but inside, i'm a balmy 75 degrees. >> reporter: nor the kicks of a child to be. >> i think she's happy too. >> reporter: not even the lack of appointed time. >> we're on stand by t
8 in california. we will go to alison burns in the washington d.c. bureau with the latest on the waiting game. alison? >> reporter: claudine, we could get word about more of the cases it will consider this term. now the justices met again behind closed doors to continue talking about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them, california's proposition 8. >> the supporters of prop 8 are hoping they wouldn't review prop 8 and it would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california and marriages could begin almost immediately. the court is also considering a number of changele-of challenges. we should tell you no news doesn't mean much. we have to wait until the court releases its next set of orders on monday. if we don't hear anything on monday, then the wait gets a little longer. we have to wait until january. reporting live, from washington d.c., alison burns. ktvu news. >>> well, a radio stunt by a pair of shock jocks took a tragic turn this morning. the nurse revealed confidential information has apparently committed suicide. tara moriarty has more. we
: they will meet again i the tension is growing here in washington after the weekend talks failed to lead to a deal, if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue, this morning still no deal. >> further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning, i hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend with the hope of passing legislation that would protect most from a massive tax hike set to kick in tonight midnight. >> the president: our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up. >> reporter: there was optimism about a deal over the weekend when the republican leader in the senate, mcconnell made offer that ended when majority leader harry reid said he could not present a counter proposal. mcconnell called for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could jumpstart the negotiations on his side. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner it >> reporter: white house officials say vice president biden is now playing a direct role in the talks
on the minds of consumers. coming up in 16 minutes, why political insiders believe washington will allow the country to go over the cliff before making a deal. >>> san francisco police are asking the public to take a closer look at three shoplifting suspects. investigators say on december 20. three women went into two stores near san francisco. the women put goods in their own bags and walked out of the stores, and apparently handed off the goods. >> we believe these women may have been involved in other burglary thefts of retail stores throughout the bay area. >> police arrested sharony powers on suspicion of shoplifting. >>> alameda police are investigating a stabbing during a christmas party that injured four people. investigators say during an argument, 42-year-old tiffany thomas stabbed her sister in the chest. three other family members tried to help, and were stabbed as well, including a teenage girl. all are expected to recover. thomas was arrested on suspicion with assault with a deadly weapon. >>> a remnant from world war ii caused quite a scare. the bomb squad was called out.
for forecast >> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> this tragic discovery in iowa. five months aft
. the president is cutting his vacation short to face the fiscal cliff. is he leaving hawaii for washington tonight. if lawmakers don't come up with a deal before the deadline your tax refund could be delayed by months. we are live in the washington bureau to explain more. >> reporter: brian the irs said without a deal as many as 100 million taxpayers may be forced to wait until march to file their tax returns. congress has to vote on the wealth tax and it needs to be adjusted for inflation. both partisay they would agree to it but it's all tied up in the fiscal cliff mess. tax filing season starts next week but the irs would put a hold on that for some. officials would wait for a deal in the new year instead of doing serious reprogramming to their tax system. filing would then be pushed back to march for millions. with refunds coming much later than usual. especially for those who plan on paying off credit card bills that often pile up after the holidays. now all of this could be avoided a deal before the deadline monday night but some long time lawmakers fear it won't happen, more on that
. >> welcome back. right now the president is on air force one going back to washington. he shook hands before leaving his vacation in hawaii. he has important talks scheduled to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> as we showed you, the senate is back in session. they are hoping to strike a deal and avoid the fiscal cliff. we are in washington where some republicans are pessimistic an agreement can be reached. >> reporter: the senate majority leader is on the floor right now. we will take a live look at the capitol. he is trying to get republican support for the latest democratic plan. they got back to work about 15 minutes ago and are considering the president's offer to raise taxes on households making $400,000 or more a year. even if it passes the senate he is concerned about the house where he will need about 30 republicans to cross party lines. the house speaker said he is not making members of the house come back from their break without a 48 hour notice on a vote. in the last -- >> american people i don't think understand the house is operating without the house of house. its being operated w
are involved in a high stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at wah he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> reporter: democrats want to extend the bush-era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more a year. many republicans are against any tax increases. most americans just want something to be done. >> people are just tired of partisanship and they want everyone to come together. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't reach a deal by january 1, many economists are concerned it could eventually lead to another recession. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> president obama appears to have more backing from the public in budget negotiations. a gallup tracking poll released wednesday gives mr. obama 54% support compared to 26% for hous
. some people hope for the right to marry while other say states rights will trump washington. >> i have been waiting to enjoy the same privilege. >> the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. >>> a cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temperatures. 40 in santa rosa and 41 in fairfield and down to 42 degrees in los gatos and 45 in half moon b
washington.. >> i have been waiting to enjoy theee s s samee privivili. >> thehe coconstititution o o oe unitited statatatatates doesn'te mamamamamarriage in it. ananand the 10th amendment says w w what is not in the federaral popopowers belongs t e states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. >>> a cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temperatures. 40 in santa rosa and 41 in fairfield and down to 42 degrees in los gatos and 45 in half moon bay. i will be back to show you exactly ho
tieing the knot legally today in washington state. voters legalized it last month and marriage ceremonies could be performed. 140 couples registered to get married at seattle's city hall this morning. some courtrooms began performing ceremonies at midnight. washington, maine, maryland, became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. they join six other states where it is already legal. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner met at the white house today and the topic of discussion is the impending fiscal cliff. spokesman for both men, they say two the agreed to not release details of the conversation, but that they emphasize the line of communication remain open. trying to find a deficit cutting deal to stop the combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to kick in at the beginning of the year. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is nit hospital tonight. those around him are giving few detailed investigation. the 94-year-old hero had been admitted to a military hospital for tests and as he was, "comfortable." a report
washington state today. sarah and emily became the first same-sex couple to marry in king county yesterday. gay and lesbian couples starting getting licenses midnight thursday, washington law requires all couples to wait three days to exchange vows after getting a license. voters approved the law last month. >>> scientists created a pacemaker for the brain that could help in the fight against alzheimer's. >> device stimulates the to keep neurons alive to slow memory loss. researchers are testing it on one patient now and they hope to try it out on 40 patients in the coming year. the need for treatment is growing, one in eight older americans has alzheimer's and that number is expected to triple by 2060. >>> [ inaudible ] new developments in the crab wars. >>> move in san francisco city hall that could mean fewer places for smokers to light up. >>> good morning. breaking news in san leandro, fallen electrical wires sparked a fire on
, president obama heads to detroit. in washington republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. a slight ray of hope, as mr. obama and speaker boehner met face-to-face. in washington can't strike a deal by the end of the year all -- automatic spending cuts go into effect. >>> the white house has ordered military to plan on slashing 500 billion from its budget over the next 10 years. federal funding for schools will be cut 8.2% some ideas include eliminating tax deduction for charitable contributions. no longer allowing homeowners who write-off mortgage payments. >>> time for a check on the weather. >>> 68 in santa rosa, going to be well above average by four to eight degrees. good morning. fairfield six mile visibility, santa rosa 1 and 3/4 everybody else unlimited. land breeze keeping clouds out over the coast. coolest inland where we have the 40s, except napa 51 around the bay and coast in the 50s. 7:00 temperatures mid 50s inland i should say mid 40s inland mid 50s bay and coast sunny near 60 lunchtime, great time to be outside warm air mass will jump up to 60° by 4:00 low to mid 50s
of the e pedestrians who were hurt. >>> now to washington where house republicans abruptly canceled the vote on the gop fiscal cliff back up plan. house speaker john boehner said it did not have suffer votes to pass. lawmakers now have 11 days to avoid tax increases on all taxpayers along with across the board cuts in programs. speaker boehner said he plans to call the president and try to hammer something out. no action is expected until after christmasful. >> some positive economic news as u.s. home sales jumped to the highest levels in three days. the national association of realtors says the number of homes sold rose over 5 million last month. that's an increase of 14.5% from a year ago. low mortgage raising and rising employment. 5.5million indicates a healthy housing market. >> a late rally left -- the dow gained 59 points thanks in part to new numbers indicating stronger growth last quarter. nasdaq rose 6 points. numbers from the labor department today show requests for jobless benefits rose 361,000 americans applied for unemployment. the increase reverses four straight weeks
on capitol hill in washington, d.c., a senate foreign relationsvvm committee hearing on the except 11th, attack in --qsñm on september 1h attack in benghazijoáae getting underway now. testifying today are deputies to secretary of state hillary clinton, clinton herself is not testifying at today's hearing because she is recovering from a concussion. new this morning, we are just learning clinton is rescheduled to testify about the attacks next month. the date has not been specified. >>> 6:11. ups gets ready to make history today. >>> painful routine that has become too familiar in connecticut. good-byes continuing today. fi >>> winds this morning with cloud cover helping keep temperatures up a little trying to talk too fast, sorry. a little wind ch alsohere=v half moon bay bay winds about seven. 7:00 the rest of us 30s and 40s 50s through 4:00, increasi(mu clouds and light rain north bay by 7:00 all of us have rain tomorrow, saturday and sunday mid to upper 50s. 6:15. vice president biden is getting to work on the gun task force president obama appointed him to chair he's meeting with
in washington and california and 58 licensed locations in the united states. is more than 500 employees work for tully's nationwide. dempsey says he is is excited about the chance to help hundreds of workers. a bankruptcy court hearing is set for january 11 in seattle so we'll see if mcdreamy ends up in the coffee business. >>> a new hampshire family became instant millionaires over the holiday because of a mistake by a store cashier. the bennett family celebrated their good fortune this week. they won $1.3 million in the mega bucks lottery. it wasn't supposed to happen. scott went to a hillsborough circumstance isle k to purchase a lucky for life ticket but the cashier hit the wrong ticket and gave him a mega bucks ticket instead. >> he had the website on the computer and was staring at both of them and really truly didn't believe it. >> the cashier says she is thrilled with the mistake and the family is thinking about giving her a nice reward for her lucky bit of carelessness. that is a break and a half. >> the nation's largest coffee chain is delivering a message to congress on your coffe
:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers in washington, d.c. still don't have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. kyla campbell reports we are just hours away from automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. >> reporter: frustration is hitting a speak this morning after talking stalled last night. the house and senate will get back to work over the next few hours. senators have been trying to come up with a deal but with no luck. new mitch mcconnell is negotiating with vice president joe biden. if political leaders can not come up with a plan by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it i find disgusting and rep hencable which i may have to swallow in the name of finding a compromise. >> reporter: how will this effect you come tomorrow morning? if there is not a deal reach there won't be a drastic change in your next paychecks. if this plays out long-term the average american middle class family stands to lose out on $2,000 to $3,000 over the next year due to the increased taxes
handled the coverage. >>pam: washington's governor has signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. the law will take effect tomorrow.. when gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >>jacqueline: the rain has pressed for but we're still feeling the affects of this morning's storm. delays nearly three hours because of low visibility. that will continue to be a problem at s f o. oakland, san jose it should stay that way for tomorrow. visibility right now, with just under 2 mi. in santa rosa, 2 mi. at half moon bay. reduced visibility in redwood city, mountain view and is only going to get worse, overnight. areas of dense fog expected overnight so give yourself some extra time. friday, saturday we will also be seeing morning fog will not be as bad. the afternoon suns
. it happened around 11:00 last night near 6th and washington. police tell us the officer wasn't seriously hurt but the driver could face charges. >>> a geyser of water shooting out of this fire hydrant closed a main entrance to the bay bridge this morning. san francisco police say a driver slammed into the fire hydrant at folsom and essex. apparently the man didn't stop as police tried to pull him over. he was taken to the hospital and then arrested. >>> oakland has failed to reform its police department. even though it worked out a deal avoid a full federal takeover, it has become the first in the nation to surrender part of its command to a court-appointed compliance director. cbs 5 reporter da lin on what happens next. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police
for the mentally down the road. >> watch l.a. is in washington with another negotiation with the white house and house speaker john banner and the fiscal cliff in a this side seems willing to bend. the president insisting that the expiring tax cuts be renewed for all but the wealthiest americans. the republicans insisting they're deeper cuts in entitlement programs like medicare. neither side has given the very many specifics of what they plan to cut. a likely compromise would include tax increases on the top tax bracket from 35 to 37%. and cigna because the medicare and the debt ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury saying the u.s. is likely to hit its 16 part 4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end the year. the treasury could use of credit measures that would stave off any u.s. debt default until mid february. a lot to deal with for congress. they have to get a deal done. they really only have the next week and half before they go on recess. as far as where the talks are right now? they are nowhere. >> we will be back in a couple of minutes. watching wall street the dow fin
. terry mcsweeney will have an update in a bit. south 101 washington petaluma clearing stages of that accident could be cleared by now. north 680 at mckey, accident in san jose, first reports east al 0 at eden canyon of an accident. -- >>> you just said it, at 121 and 12 still impassable. terry mcsweeney is there with more on when the intersection might reopen. >> reporter: the best i can give you is sometime today. folks here did not get what they wanted for christmas, a new road. every time they have heavy downpours and high tide this is what happens here at 12 and 121. pictures from last night give you a better idea of what it looks like cars couldn't get through, too much water, combination of the down poeur and high tide sometimes -- downpour and high tide, american canyon, water piled up highway 12 and red top road, same story in richmond, over on mcdonald avenue, same story in berkeley probably wherever it was you were yesterday you had a moment of downpour, then there is what the story of people who didn't have enough water. >> we have bottle water. >> reporter: a woma
is more from washington d.c. >> reporter: senate for harry reid is trying to get republicans on board with the president's latest offer including raising taxes on those making 400,000 a year not 250,000. senator harry reid will pass this plan and does not want to put it to a vote unless he knows it will pass the housement they want to avoid fitting the call. house speaker john boehner held a meeting with fellow gop leaders and said he would give them 48 hours before calling them back from their holiday vacation meaning saturday is the earliest time a fiscal vote could take place on this deal. treasury secretary tim geithner said the united states will hit the debt ceiling on monday unless he takes extraordinary measures. they believe it could force congress to come up with a deal before monday's deadline but some republicans are not as optimistic. live in washington, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they set $2 billion for unit who made her first court appearance. she was drunk when she hit a group of people. the woman was knocked up to a hill and she was studying criminal justice bef
with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work ame
on the progress or lack thereof in washington. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i'm willing to find ways to bring down the cost of healthcare without hurting seniors and other americans who depend on it. and i'm willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker john boehner announced the talks were stalled. >> well, this isn't a progress report, because there's no progress to report. >> reporter: his democratic counterpart, nancy pelosi, blames boehner for the stalemate. >> what they offered in return was an empty letter, lacking in specifics. >> reporter: such is the state of negotiations 23 days before the deadline, when federal income tax rates will revert to higher clinton era levels, 2% payroll tax cuts will expire, and long-term unemployment benefits will dry up for over 2 million americans who have been
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
. margaret brennan is in washington. margaret, good morning. >> good morning to you, norah and to charlie. the review of the fatal assault blames systemic failures of leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels. within two bureaus of the state department. missteps that ultimately led to the deaths of ambassador christopher stevens and three american personnel at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: the investigation sharply criticizes the state department for a security posture that was, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack. officials ignored requests from the u.s. embassy in tripoli for better security at the benghazi compound. the failure to coordinate is blamed on two departments within the state department. diplomatic security and near eastern affairs. among the findings, there was an intelligence knowledge gap about the high threat environment and the inability of libyan militias to protect the post. they ran away when the attackers approached. there was an inadequate number of diplomatic security agents. and there were no technically proficient staff
of voters passed are for rent of 74 proving same-sex marriage. washington joins several other states which now allowed a lead vehicle is the way. >> regression use of marijuana is officially illegal in the state of washington. last night under the people gathered on the space needle for new year's eve style countdown when the measure to the fact. they cheered and lit a joint in unison. public use of marijuana is still bad and selling it is still climb but the police say they'll only issue verbal warnings until further notice. national political figures are point out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. >> a storm drain under the road in lafayette failed to open up a giant hole. the workers had to widen the whole by 10 ft. to place everett support the boulders on top. officials fear soil erosion could push up the story request creek possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes with another storm hit. the road could be close for the entire winter, as crews figure out a plan to replace the drag. >> in the wake of last weekend's rain all of the soap groundings trees are still falling dow
schoolteacher pleaded not guilty friday to murder charges. darnell and tania washington are facing felony charges of murder, robbery, burglary and carjacking. the body of 65 year-old susie ko was found in hercules come back in october. police captured the couple in washington state, after officers there spotted them and ko's stole and subaru. >> san jose police have arrested a woman suspected in a fatal gang motivated shooting. which killed a 70 year-old boy. rebecca vill- nueva is in custody. police say, daniel capetillo was gunned down, on november 30th it. detectives believe that they both did not act alone in the shooting. >> the high-tech industry has helped to push the bay area paychecks will it above the national average. but those same paychecks have also pushed home prices and to the stratosphere. kron4 is grant lotus reports on a new national survey, which names san francisco and san jose among the least affordable cities in the country. >> more than two-thirds of homes are too expensive for the average in come buyer. orange county is third on the list followed by los angeles an
progress to report. now, in the mid of the talks, the president is leaving washington in about thig minutes and head to michigan where he's warning that the middle-class tax rates could go up without a deal. the republicans believe they could have leverage. president obama will need help with another debt ceiling increase in february. experts say republicans will most likely use that as leverage for deeper cuts. over the weekend, more republicans came in and said they believe there will be -- there will need to be tax increases on the wealthy in order for there to be a deal. experts say the line of communications are open. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. >>> the number 47 seems to follow, mitt romney -- seems to follow mitt romney. a new poll shows that 47% of americans viewed romney and his former running mate, paul ryan, favorably. in the final tally, romney won 47% of the popular vote in the presidential election. all of this comments romney's comment to donors that 47% of the nation would never vote for them because they are
in washington on dealing with our economy and national debt and the eerie silence in congress as the list of horrific dwb gun crimes grows by the day. i'm encouraged by seralf my colleagues who have spoken out today. drad ition traddation -- traditionally they've been the side of those who opposed any limitation on firearms but they believe after newtown, connecticut, we have to reopen that conversation in a good faith effort to find common ground. too many colleagues shrug their shoulders when vot come to the floor for a vote. they feel duty bound to vote right on every scorecard issue. my wife and i grew up in downstate illinois with families of hunters. we know the rite of passage when a father takes his son or daughter out hunting the first time. i know fun of watching the sun come up on a duck blind and aring a seasoned hunter calling them over the water. the hunters i know are good people. they le their sport and they hate those who misuse firearms to tryst and -- terrorize and kill. we need these hunters to join with americans who never owned or used a gun to establish a reasonable
into effect for everyone. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:18. this morning, a bay area-based japanese diplomat is expected to enter a no contest plea in court. he has been charged with assaulting his wife. he worked at the consue lit in san francisco at -- consulate in san francisco as a vice council for two years. his wife said the abuse happened other for several months. he's accused of stabbing her hand with a screwdriver and knocking out her tooth. >>> they are preparing in washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration, januaryst. the views are busy building. viewing stands. this one will be smaller than the one in 2009. this time there will be three days of events, fewer inaugural balls and no concert on the national ball. most of the price tag will be covered by president obama supporters and private donors. but taxpayers you will pay for security costs and for the viewing stands. >>> bay area gas prices continue to fall. at least one analyst says they could be 20 cents a gallon lower next year. as usual, san francisco has
each on fiscal cliff negotiations, which are stalled, as washington shut down for a holiday. mr. obama expects to return to work right after christmas. before heading to hawaii. he warned it's time for party leaders to take action. karen caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> the next few days i have asked leaders of congress to help work out a package. this will protect unemployment for millions of americans. >> remarks came after john boehner failed to muster up -- >> we had a number of our members who just did not want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> the two sides both left for christmas holiday and they blamed each other for not acting. they stated that more action is needed from the gop. >> we will need to have a bipartisan solution. >> the next move will need to call from the present. >> he is the only one who could door. this is not john boehners problem to solve. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him s
. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 7:14. happening right now in washington, d.c., lawmakers say negotiations are looking better to avoid going over the fiscal cliff at 9:00 p.m. our time. as kyla cam billion reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there's still a gap on raising taxes. >> reporter: republicans and democrats both say these negotiations are moving forward. the house is back at work this hour and we expect to hear from the senate when they start their day in about 45 minutes everyone the big et problem that needs to be -- biggest problem that needs to be solved is deciding who should pay more in taxes. democrats offered to raise taxes on households making $450,000. republicans were still hoping for the $550,000. but republicans dropped their demand to cut social security benefits. at that point, joe biden and mitch mcconnell took over negotiations. the two worked together in the senate for 23 years and have a strong history of finding compromise. >> i think there's some good news. the conversations continued late into the night last night. i think now there is a
. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what is at stake and when we could hear from the court. >> reporter: pam within the next few hours we expect to get word from the u.s. supreme court about more of the cases it will consider this term. the justices met friday to talk about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them california's ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. supporters of same sex marriage are hoping the court will decide not to review prop 8. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for --
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weapons. >> in washington, arizona senator john mccain said the u.s. should consider all options to prevent chemical attacks in syria including military intervention. >> as for the crisis in cairo, president obama has made a phone call to egyptian president mohammed morsi. he expressed concerns about the deaths and injuries of protesters outside morsi's palace. demonstrators are upset about the new unrestricted powers morsi gave himself. >>> looks like authorities in belize will have to wait to question john mcafee. he's back in a georgia georgia tamilian jail. he asked for asylum there. he's wanted for questioning about murder in belize. >>> to reach an agreement on a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. financial experts were on capitol hill yesterday to talk about the negative impacts if the automatic tax increases and spending cuts happen on january 1st. president obama visited a northern virginia family who would suffer finally if a -- financially if a deal isn't reached. the president's approval rating is at its highest point since the raid that killdee killed osama bin laden. 4
washington state legalized gay marriage. >>> the plane is totaled. nobody inside survived. >>> some new details on will tee e that -- latina star jenni rivera. >>> we're two weeks away from christmas eve which means a record breaking day for fedex, why the company expects to ship 19 million packages today. ,,,,,,,,,, you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >>> two people have been found bound and gagged in the middle of a san francisco street. a bizarre discovery prompts a homicide investigation in san francisco. >>> the plane is totaled. nobody inside survived. >>> mexican american super star jenni rivera died in the plane crash. >> most of you that know my sister, she was a strong person. >>> they started tango. >>> face to face me
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